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It is useless to compare ourselves to others. Find out why here.

Key Points:

  • We are all tempted to compare ourselves to others from time-to-time.
  • When we compare ourselves to others, we are creating an unrealiastic measurement of success or failure.
  • When we compare ourselves to others, we’re often comparing our worst to their best – or the best they’re willing to showcase.
  • Everyone has struggles and battles demons of their own, regardless of how successful and put-together they seem to be.
  • Instead of comparing your life to others’, work on making your life better. Be as successful as you can be, and don’t worry about how it stacks up with other people’s versions of success.

Quote This:

A flower does not think of comparing itself to the flower next to it. It just blooms. -Zen Shin

See Also: College, Happiness

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Out of everyone in the world, who do you wish you could be? Why?
  3. What three different things would you take from three individual people you admire? Why?
  4. Why do people compare themselves to others?
  5. How would you define success? Would you consider yourself successful? Why or why not?
  6. Do you think other people are envious of your life? Why or why not?
  7. What steps can you take to make your life better?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.